April McGowan

Book signing at Beaverton Library Author Fair

beavertonlibraryOn Saturday April 25th, from 10 A.M to 1 P.M  I’ll be signing and selling copies of my novels at the Beaverton Library Author Fair, along with a few other author buddies (and authors I hope will soon be friends). I’m really looking forward to it. This is the Beaverton Library’s first author fair ever–so it’s exciting to have been included! I hope you’ll stop by. Here’s the address:

Beaverton Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth Street, Beaverton, OR 97005.



I’ve been putting the finishing polishes on To Hold the Light. I’m so excited about this new book. I’ll keep you posted on its publishing journey! If you want an idea of what the book is about, check my Pinterest page HERE. You can listen to inspiring songs and watch incredible videos-and see pics of what Mocha looks like (Amber’s cat–you have to have a cat!). Here’s the back cover info.

To Hold the Light by April McGowan


Amber had all she ever wanted. A great job teaching art to gifted children, an adorable apartment, a best friend whom she could turn to for anything, and a guy who might just be the one. But when Amber gets the distressing news that she’s going blind, her world is upended and she’s left in a darkening spiral with no visible escape.

Now, facing blindness and the possibility of losing everything she’s come to hold dear, she doesn’t understand where God is in all this devastation. Her birth mother had abandoned her when she was only a toddler. Then she faced the crushing experience of her adoptive dad passing away in her teen years. Her adoptive mom was supportive, but she threw herself into her work and didn’t have time to coddle Amber as she grieved. Trusting others wasn’t Amber’s strong suit, but somewhere down deep she’d always thought God had her best in mind. Now she wasn’t so sure. Hadn’t He been the one to give her the gift of painting? Now He was taking that away. How did letting her go blind bring Him any glory at all?


So, what do you think? Let me know below. Oh, and let me know if I’ll get to see you at the fair.

Until next time, many blessings,



  1. Marriott Cole
    Apr 16, 2015

    Hi April! Congratulations on being at the author fair. Unfortunately I won’t be there as I’ll be in LA supporting my sister after the death of her husband until June 6. I really like your back cover. Looking forward to reading your next book! Love in Jesus, Marriott

  2. Valerie Becker
    Apr 17, 2015

    I can’t wait to read it!!

    • April
      May 2, 2015

      Thanks, Val! I can’t wait for it, either!

  3. Jeanie
    May 2, 2015

    It sounds like this will be an amazing book! You have a depth of understanding the human heart and emotions that is rare; it will be a delight to read this when released!

    • April
      May 2, 2015

      Thanks so much, Jeanie. I hope it’s an honest portrayal of someone dealing with the hardship of a new disability. And I hope you like it!

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